A change of genre after so much historical fiction, biography and travel writing …. I picked up this 2004 novel by Ruth Rendell not long after the Ipswitch serial murders. Set in modern day London, this is a strikingly similar tale of one man’s murdering spree, set against a backdrop of a West London antiques shop, peopled by its owner/occupier , the tenants living in the flats above and the people they know and love. Patricia Cornwell is more gruesome, but The Rottweiler takes place closer to home.
Amazon.co.uk link: The Rottweiler – Ruth Rendell